Boston Celebrates Holiday Weekend With Win Over Toronto
With Wes Welker and Adalius Thomas court-side to watch their hometown counterparts, the Boston Celtics didn’t want to disappoint as the two Patriots gear up to play their biggest game of the year on Monday.
The Celtics certainly didn’t disappoint with a 116-103 victory on Friday night over the Toronto Raptors to extend their winning streak to three games, their longest since starting the season 6-0. Ray Allen led the way for the C’s with 20 points as Rajon Rondo added 12 points, 11 assists, and four assists to dish the Celtics another victory.
Boston’s monstrous 33-point third quarter set the tempo in the second half and quieted the rumors that the “old” Celtics were merely a first half team. They outscored the Raptors by 16 in the third to jump out to a 15-point advantage heading into the final quarter. The Celtics bench added 36 points, led by Rasheed Wallace who had 15 of his own, as each Celtics starter had at least 12 points each.
The Boston Celtics (12-4) squared off against familiar foe, Hedo Turkoglu, who scored 20 points for the Raptors, who have lost six of their last eight games. The Green Team will now start a rough stretch in their schedule with seven of their next eight games on the road starting with a Sunday tipoff against Dwayne Wade and the Miami Heat.